Full list of Apple’s Hollywood projects, real and rumored

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Adapted from CNET’s running tally, updated Thursday.

Lots more detail—and bold-face names—in Rebecca Fleenor’s labor of love.

Drama series

  • Are You Sleeping: Based on novel about true crime podcasts.
  • Calls: Adaptation of Timothée Hochet’s French series
  • Defending Jacob: Teenage son accused of murder.
  • Little America: Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon immigrants drama
  • Losing Earth: Based on NY Times article about climate change
  • My Glory Was I Had Such Friends: Based on Amy Silverstein’s 2017 memoir
  • Pachinko: Multiple generations of Koreans migrate to Japan.
  • Swagger: Early life of NBA basketball player Kevin Durant
  • Shantaram: Australian bank robber escapes prison, flees to Bombay
  • Untitled: Drama series from La La Land’s Damien Chazelle
  • Untitled: Mystery drama about child journalist chasing murderer
  • Untitled: Psychological thriller by Sixth Sense director M. Night Shyamalan


  • Central Park: Animated musical comedy from the creator of Bob’s Burgers
  • Dickinson: A comedic twist on the spinster poet of Amherst
  • Little Voice: Musical dramedy with songs by Sara Bareilles
  • Untitled: Videogame developer comedy via creator of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”
  • Untitled: 30 Rock producer Colleen McGuinness comedy series


  • Amazing Stories: Reboot of Spielberg’s sci-fi series
  • Foundation: Adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s sci-fi classic
  • Time Bandits: Remake of Terry (Monty Python) Gilliam’s film
  • See: Sci-fi drama set in a future where humans are born blind
  • Untitled: Sci-Fi series from X-Man screenwriter/producer

Reality TV

  • Planet of the Apps: Shark Tank knockoff
  • Carpool Karaoke: Spinoff of James Corden’s Late Late Show schtick
  • Home: High-end real estate porn

Children’s programming

  • Peanuts:  Charlie Brown multi-series, specials, shorts
  • Sesame Workshop multi-series, without Sesame Street

Reese Witherspoon projects

  • Untitled: Morning TV wars with Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston
  • Untitled: Space drama from creator of the reimagined Battlestar Galactic

Other partnerships

  • Oprah Winfrey: Big name, no details
  • Justin Lin: Fast & Furious director; no details.

My take: I’m a little blown away. This is a daunting list for Hollywood newcomers with no clear business plan. I’m hoping for the best, but if Tim Cook is looking for ways to trim Apple’s sails, I bet he could find some savings here.

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